In October, SEAA held its first Convention and Trade Show since 2019. This was the first time for back to in-person meetings for many of the 40+ exhibitors and nearly 200 attendees who came to Orlando.
In 2022, the annual meeting returns to its normal spring schedule. It will be held April 5-8, in Charleston, S.C. This is a special meeting, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the association. Three excursions and a Gala, to be held on the historic USS Yorktown, will make this a convention to remember.
If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that nothing compares to in-person networking. Here are just a few highlights from “Escape to Orlando.” More.
SEAA has partnered with CareerPlug, an applicant tracking system, to better assist members with the hiring process.
"No matter the size of your company, hiring is one of the biggest challenges our members face. If you've never used an applicant tracking system, I can tell you from personal experience, that this type of tool helped our company streamline our hiring processes,” said Jack Nix, COO for Shelby Erectors Inc., and Chairman of the Membership Committee.
Every SEAA member will receive a free CareerPlug account that comes with a company branded careers page to showcase available job openings and other features.More.
Membership Renewals Due December 31, 2021
Next year SEAA celebrates its 50th Anniversary. “As we head into 2022, I’m happy to report that SEAA is growing and remains in as strong a position as ever to support erectors, fabricators, and general contractors,” said Pete Gum, Executive Director.
Membership renewals are due December 31. Renew online through the Members Only section and log in with your username and password. Or mail to our new address at 353 Jonestown Road, Suite 207, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. More.
SEAA members have been working with NCCER as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to revise the current curriculum for Ironworker, Reinforcing Ironworker, and Welding.
NCCER is always looking for additional SMEs for curriculum reviews. If you or someone in your organization qualifies as an SME in any area please contact Dan Belcher with NCCER, and Tim Eldridge, SEAA’s Craft Training and Assessment Administrator.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) have selected the winners of the 2021 Steel Design Student Competition. The competition recognizes eleven exceptional projects, in two categories. It is intended to challenge undergraduate and graduate students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.
Mazzella and ITI Deepen Relationship with a Robust Partnership
Mazzella Companies and Industrial Training International (ITI) have formed a partnership that establishes Mazzella as a channel partner and minority shareholder of ITI. This relationship allows Mazzella to market and sell several ITI learning solutions directly to its customers, including instructor-led courses, online learning subscriptions, and VR simulator packages.
Mazzella has also provided ITI with a sponsorship to help fund the continued development of ITI’s VR Overhead Crane Inspector & Technician applications which will significantly enhance the development of inspectors and technicians. More.
Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Trades Support Program
Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, Calif., has launched a Trades Support pilot program with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley.
The day-long event included information and resources about careers in the trades, product demos, and hands-on activities using Simpson Strong-Tie connectors and fasteners along with the Quik Drive® auto-feed screw driving system. A portion of the day was dedicated to soft skills for successfully interviewing and obtaining a job in the industry. More.
Drop Test and Rescue Tower Open to SEAA Members
Derr & Gruenewald Construction, Henderson, Colo., is opening up its small frame Drop Test and Rescue Training Tower to SEAA members. Please contact Ed Valencia if interested.